Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has named three new board members. They include executives with connections to Citizens Energy Group, GE Healthcare and the Toro Co. (NYSE: TTC). March 26, 2015

News Release

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Three leaders in their career fields, each having a deep understanding and appreciation for development of successful business strategies, have been appointed to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Board of Trustees. Beginning terms as new trustees this spring are:

AGNES BERZSENYI is the vice president and general manager of global product management for GE Healthcare's services division. In this role, she is responsible for driving investment decisions for the business, optimizing the global portfolio of service offerings, and driving regional growth. Berzsenyi started her career with GE in 1995 as part of the technical leadership program at GE Aviation, and she continued to take global leadership roles, with increasing responsibilities, across different GE businesses in the Unites States and Europe. In 2010, she led the commercialization of GE’s innovative, pocket-size ultrasound device, Vscan, which was featured in Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” and recipient of an American Technology Award. Berzsenyi is a member of the GE Healthcare Women’s Network and active in the Cherie Blair Foundation’s women entrepreneurship mentoring program. She earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rose-Hulman in 1995, after graduating from Germany’s Otto-von-Guericke University. She will receive the Rose-Hulman Alumni Association’s Career Achievement Award on May 2.

JANET COOPER serves as an independent director of three public companies, The Toro Company and Lennox International, and Resonant Inc., and one private engineering company, MWH Global. She was senior vice president and treasurer for Denver-based Qwest Communications, and vice president of finance and controller for its predecessor, U.S. West Communications. She also was chief financial officer and senior vice president of administration for McDATA Corporation, vice president of treasury and tax for The Quaker Oats Company, and project engineer for General Motors. Cooper earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and computer science, and a master’s in applied mathematics from the University of Illinois. In addition, she earned a master’s of business administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Cooper’s son is a 2014 graduate of Rose-Hulman.

JEFF HARRISON is the incoming president and chief executive officer of Citizens Energy Group, a public charitable trust providing utility services to about 800,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the Indianapolis area. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Rose-Hulman in 1989, and shortly thereafter began working for central Indiana utility companies—13 years at Indianapolis Power & Light Co., followed by Citizens Energy Group since 2003. He has been senior vice president of engineering and sustainability since January 2013, and previously was senior vice president of capital programs and engineering, vice president of manufacturing, and director of market development. Besides his Rose-Hulman degree, Harrison has a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University.

About Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is dedicated to preparing its students with the world’s best undergraduate science, engineering, and mathematics education in an environment infused with innovation, intellectual rigor, and individualized attention. The college, located in Terre Haute, Indiana, has an enrollment of approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. A national survey of engineering department deans and senior faculty, conducted for U.S. News & World Report’s College Guide, has consistently ranked Rose-Hulman and its academic programs No. 1 in undergraduate engineering education. The Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors book features six professors from Rose-Hulman—the only institution of higher learning in Indiana to be featured.

Source: The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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